Gender in Communication
A Critical Introduction
- Catherine Helen Palczewski - University of Northern Iowa, USA
- Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco - University of Northern Iowa, USA
- Danielle D. McGeough - University of Northern Iowa, USA
Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction embraces the full range of diverse gender identities and expressions to explore how gender influences communication, as well as how communication shapes our concepts of gender for the individual and for society. This comprehensive gender communication book is the first to extensively address the roles of religion, the gendered body, single-sex education, an institutional analysis of gender construction, social construction theory, and more. Throughout the book, readers are equipped with critical analysis tools they can use to form their own conclusions about the ever-changing processes of gender in communication.
New to the Third Edition:
- Current examples in the chapter openers illustrate how a critical gendered lens is necessary and useful by discussing recent events such as Jon Stewart’s critique of the outcry over a J Crew ad, reactions to Serena Williams’s body, photos of a young boy who likes to wear dresses, and the use of Photoshop to create thigh gaps.
- Updated chapters on voices, work, education, and family reflect major shifts in the state of knowledge.
- Expanded sections on trans and gender nonconforming reflect changes in language. All other chapters have been updated with new examples, new concepts, and new research.
- More than 500 new sources have been integrated throughout, and new sections on debates over bathroom bills, intensive mothering, humor, swearing, and Title IX have been added.
- “His” and “her” pronouns have been replaced with “they” in most cases, even if the reference is singular, in an effort to be more inclusive.
Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected)
The instructor site supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.
- Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
- Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to diverse learners.
- Discussion questions help students analyze some of the key concepts in each chapter.
It is not often when students say THANK YOU for adopting a book, and talk about the parts they enjoyed that were not connected to a question for an exam, but to questions that have had for their own lives. This is that book. It challenges them, engages them, and opens their minds. It has elevated the discussions in the courseroom and the classroom.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter (1) – (Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens).
Chapter (5) – (Gendered/Sexed Language).